Chicago, Illinois, USA
Claim to Fame
Play Misty for Me, Knots Landing
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onna Mills (born Donna Jean Miller on December 11, 1940 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American actress, perhaps best known for her role as Abby Cunningham on the primetime soap opera Knots Landing. Donna Mills attended the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and then gained some stage experience in the late 1950s. Donna Mills began her acting career on television with a guest role on the CBS daytime soap opera The Secret Storm in 1966. Following this she gained a regular role as ex-nun Laura Donnelly on the daytime soap opera Love is a Many Splendored Thing, a role she played from 1967 to 1970. In 1971, Mills co-starred with Clint Eastwood in the thriller Play Misty For Me, which has remained her most prominent movie role to date. Mills then spent much of the 1970s appearing as a guest star on a variety of television shows such as The Six Million Dollar Man, The Love Boat, CHiPs, The Oregon Trail, Quincy, M.E., Thriller, Police Woman, and Fantasy Island, as well as several made-for TV movies. In 1980, she landed her most prominent role - that of scheming homewrecker Abby Cunningham on the long-running primetime soap opera Knots Landing, a role she played from 1980 to 1989.
Although she has never married, Mills has been in a long-term relationship with Richard Holland. She also has an adopted daughter, Chloe (1995).
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Full Name at Birth
Donna Jean Miller
Taft High School
University of Illinois
Actress, Dancer and Producer
Donna Jean Miller, better known as Donna Mills (born December 11, 1940), is an American actress and producer. She began her television career in 1966 with a recurring role on The Secret Storm, and in the same year appeared on Broadway in the Woody Allen comedy Don't Drink the Water. She made her film debut the following year in The Incident. She then starred for three years in the soap opera Love is a Many Splendored Thing (1967–70), before starring as Tobie Williams, the girlfriend of Clint Eastwood's character in the 1971 cult film Play Misty for Me.
Talent Agency (e.g. Modelling)
Marshak/Zachary/Mills, Laura Van Wormer Loretta Barrett Books
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